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CLASS: "You Make my Heart Sing" Pop-up Mini-album

This Saturday, April 13th, I will be teaching this pop-up mini-album class at Scrapp'n Savvy in Spring, TX. There are some seats left if you're interested. The cost is $35 and includes all materials to make the project as shown.

01 Heartsing Album Front

Optional after-class purchases to decorate your album further will include a coordinating alphabet sticker sheet and a paper with journaling cards and captions.

If you'd like to make more of these albums in other colors you can also purchase Karen Burniston products after class including the Echo Park Interactive Chipboard Album, the Pop-up Heart die, the Photo Wheel die, the Love Sizzlits Set and the Heart & Wing Movers & Shapers set

02 Heartsing Album Summary 

The front of the album features a waterfall card with a bit of a twist - I've used the Pop-up Heart die three times to make it a pop-up waterfall feature. I am never a fan of things "flopping" in mini-albums, so there is a heart twist closure to keep the waterfall secured to the page when not being used. Simply spin the heart out of the way before pulling.

03 Heartsing Album Mechanism

The chipboard album has built-in pull-out pages, making it the perfect choice for a pull-tab pop-up. I simply attached the end of the waterfall's pull tab to the album's tab so that pulling out the page will also engage the waterfall. Each of the three waterfall spreads features a pop-up heart with room for photos, journaling and embellishments. I did a modest amount of decorating of my album to show some ideas, but the choices are all yours for how to combine your photos, journaling, stickers and embellishments. Your kit will include the embellishment sticker sheet that you see featured on my pages.

04 Heartsing Album PopupHeart2 05 Heartsing Album Popup Heart3

Inside the album are two more spreads to hold photos and journaling, plus the pull-out pages. 

06 Heartsing Album Interior Spreads

On the final interior page is a Photo Wheel. I thought it would be fun to cut the front of the photo wheel from Bazzill Plastic Paper (also available for purchase at the store) so all the photos are visible, but then when you spin the wheel one photo is highlighted in the window with a white frame.

07 Heartsing Album Photo Wheel

The back of the album also has a pull-out and space for more photos. This album can hold a lot of memories! 

08 Heartsing Album Back

The papers are all from Echo Park's For the Record 2 "Documented" collection, by Lori Whitlock. I love this collection and how gender-neutral it is. Decorate your album with photos of anyone (or anything) that makes your heart sing!

Here is a Vine video showing the waterfall in action:


Please bring the following items to class:

  • Scissors
  • Trimmer
  • Tape runner or favorite adhesive for attaching paper to chipboard
  • Big Bite or 1/4" chipboard hole punch (for punching the holes back - we can share)
  • Crop-a-Dile (small hole for a jump ring - we can share)
  • Craft Knife and Cutting Mat
  • Red liner tacky tape (any size, but 1/4" will be the easiest)
  • Glue dots 
  • Tiny Attacher stapler and staples
  • Paper piercer
  • Pop dots
  • Two pairs of pliers (if you have them) to open and close a stiff jump ring
  • White Sharpie or paint pen (if you have one) to highlight the photo wheel window frame. I will bring mine to share.

Hope to see you there!